Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

September 16, 2011

Columbia River sturgeon retention fishery above Wauna will reopen early

Action: The previously adopted Oct. 8 through Dec. 31 white sturgeon retention fishery above Wauna was modified to include three additional days of white sturgeon retention.

Effective dates: Saturday, Oct. 1; Thursday, Oct.6; and Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Location: The Columbia River and adjacent Washington tributaries from the Wauna power lines (near Cathlamet) upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Reason for action: Sufficient numbers of harvestable white sturgeon remain on the guideline for the Columbia River above the Wauna power lines, providing for additional opportunity for white sturgeon retention in this area.

Other information: The fishery from Wauna upstream to Bonneville Dam will now be open to white sturgeon retention on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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